Thank You, Judge Mostert
Anton Mostert was one of South Africa’s youngest judges when he was appointed to head a commission of inquiry into exchange control regulations in 1978. His inquiry, seemingly innocuous, unearthed what was at that time the greatest political scandal in the country’s history – massive corruption in the department of information. In defiance of warnings by Prime Minister PW Botha not to disclose his findings, Mostert released all the evidence that had been led before him, exposing some of the most powerful men in the country and effectively changing history.
Thank you, Judge Mostert documents the life of a man of high principles and bold action whose significant role in contemporary South African history should not be forgotten. It will attract interest from the legal profession, but also from those interested in the country’s recent history.